Angel of Death Press Release
15 January 2009
STUDIO CITY, Calif., Jan. 15 CA-Crackle.com
Special Programming Event First of 2009
STUDIO CITY, Calif., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The highly
anticipated action-packed online series
"Angel of Death," starring Zoe
Bell (Quentin Tarantino's "Death Proof") and Lucy Lawless
("Xena: Warrior Princess," "Battlestar Galactica") is set
to premiere as a special programming event on Monday, March 2,
2009 on Crackle.com, Sony Pictures Entertainment's online video
network. The announcement was made today by Eric Berger, senior
vice president, digital networks for Sony Pictures Television,
at Crackle's Television Critic's Association (TCA) luncheon.
Crackle.com will air the first of 10 episodes of "Angel of
Death" starting March 2nd. A new 8-10 minute long episode will
be available each weekday through March 13th. Together with new
footage, the series will be released in its entirety on DVD as a
full length feature, after its online broadcast.
"We're thrilled that 'Angel of Death' will kick-off our special
event programming in 2009," said Eric Berger. "Ed Brubaker is a
master storyteller whose award-winning comic book experience is
a natural fit. We're certain that audiences will be riveted by
Zoe Bell, Lucy Lawless, Doug Jones and the rest of the cast as
they bring Ed's work to life."
"Angel of Death," is an action packed thriller about a
remorseless assassin, Eve (Zoe Bell), employed by a ruthless
crime family. After suffering a severe head trauma while on the
job, she begins to hallucinate and becomes haunted by her
victims. As a result of her injury, Eve is driven to seek
revenge on those who ordered the hits in the first place -- her
In addition to Bell and Lawless, the cast includes Doug Jones
("Pan's Labyrinth," "4: Rise of the Silver Surfer") as Dr.
Rankin; Vail Bloom ("The Young and the Restless") as Regina
Downes; Ted Raimi ("Xena: Warrior Princess") as Jed Norton;
Brian Poth ("CSI: Miami") as Graham; Justin Huen ("Weeds") as
Franklin; and Jake Abel ("Cold Case") as Cameron Downes.
ANGEL OF DEATH reunites Lucy Lawless, Ted Raimi, and Zoe Bell -
who all worked together on "Xena: Warrior Princess." Bell was
Lawless's stunt-double on the long-running series.
While developing the story about a cold-blooded killer growing a
conscience, Brubaker's original idea for the series was a hitman
afflicted with brain cancer, but then remembered watching a
scene in an old PBS documentary series where a patient walked
into the ER with a hunting knife stabbed right through his
skull, and drew inspiration from that for Eve's head injury.
ANGEL OF DEATH is Brubaker's first online series.
"Angel of Death" was created and written by famed Eisner
Award-winning comic-book mastermind Ed Brubaker ("Captain
America," "Criminal," "Daredevil") and directed by Paul
Etheredge ("Buried Alive," "Hellbent"). The series is a White
Rock Lake Production being produced by John Norris ("Buried
Alive"), and is being distributed by Sony Pictures Television.
Crackle, Inc., a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company, is a
multi-platform next-generation video entertainment network that
distributes digital content including original short form series
and full-length traditional programming from Sony Pictures' vast
library of television series and feature films. Crackle is one
of the fastest growing entertainment destinations on the
Internet today, offering audiences quality programming in a
variety of genres, including comedy, action, sci-fi, horror,
music and reality. Crackle reaches a global audience through its
impressive online and mobile distribution network. Visit
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Many thanks to Barbara Davies for the info.